People Need Cash and Not Loans, says Rahul Gandhi as Chhattisgarh Govt Launches Nyay Scheme for Farmers
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday launched the Nyay scheme which seeks to transfer Rs 5,700 crore into the bank accounts of 19 lakh farmers of the state.
The event organised in Raipur on the death anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Rahul Gandhi through videoconferencing.
As the first instalment, the state government transferred Rs 1,500 crore into the accounts of farmers.
Addressing the event, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi indirectly attacked the Centre’s economic package focussing on disbursement of loans, saying.
Hailing the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyaya Yojana, Baghel said 90% farmers included in the scheme belong to BPL, SC, ST and OBC categories.